This Holiday Season, Give Yourself the Gift of Transformation

Free Online Goal Setting Course

The holidays can be a challenging time for many people. Above and beyond the family drama, the pressure to get the perfect gifts and create the perfect celebration, and/or the loneliness that often strikes during this season, there’s also the lingering feeling that you could have done MORE this year.

You could have worked harder, saved more money, completed more projects, crossed more items off your to-do list, spent more time on your relationships, etc. etc.

Sound familiar?

If you’re wrestling with any of these feelings – or if you would simply love to hit the ground running in January and set yourself up for greater success in 2016 – I invite you to give yourself a powerful gift this month by taking part in my free 10-Day Transformation series.

Over the course of 10 days, you’ll receive daily lessons that will help you overcome the obstacles that have been holding you back from achieving your biggest goals and enjoying deeper, more fulfilling relationships with the important people in your life.

You’ll learn how to regain 100% control over your life… heal old wounds… gain clarity on what your true purpose is… and clear your path of the roadblocks that have been preventing you from creating an ideal life filled with joy, meaning, and passion.

This is the most popular free training I have offered.

More than 85,000 people have already gone through this 10-day series and experienced incredible results.

Now it’s your turn. Here’s your chance to let go of old habits and ideas that no longer serve you. Not only will the lessons you learn help you get more meaning and joy from the holidays, they will also help ensure that 2016 is your best year yet!

Click here to learn more and sign up. I look forward to seeing you participate in the series!  


It’s All Because of You…

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Here in America, it’s Thanksgiving – and this year, I have more to be thankful for than ever before.

And it’s all because of you.

For the past 40 years, I’ve been on an ambitious mission: to make a huge positive impact on the world…

I truly believe we all have the right and the ability to live the life we want, and to be happy doing so. 

But to make such a drastic shift on humanity, I need help.  I cannot do it alone! 

That’s why I created a “big hairy audacious goal” that will help me: to have one million individuals become certified “Success Principles” trainers – and partner with me to help people all over the world to dream big, take action, and create happier, more abundant, and purpose-filled lives for themselves. 

This is the legacy I want to leave on the world.  It’s the number one thing that drives me.  I know I was put on this planet to help people, and I work every single day to find ways to do that.

This is why I started my Train The Trainer program six years ago, and it’s the reason I launched the new online version of the program this summer – to ensure that anyone, no matter where they live, can become certified to teach the Success Principles to others.

I’m extremely delighted to announce that in just a few short months, we now have more than 800 people enrolled in Train the Trainer Onlinefrom 63 countries! 

It fills me with a profound sense of pride to know that these people have stepped-up to join me in helping others become their best selves and create lives of deep joy and meaning.

Because if there’s one thing the world needs right now, it’s more people shining their light – and empowering others to do the same.

So today I would like to thank my team, who has worked so hard to help me make my audacious dream become a reality.

BUT I ALSO WANT TO THANK YOU!

The support and encouragement I’ve received this year from our Canfield Success Community has been truly overwhelming – and inspiring!

If you’ve invested in any of my products and embodied their teachings in your life, you have helped make this success possible.

If you’ve attended any of my live events or participated in any of my free online training programs, you have helped make this success possible.

If you’ve opened and read any of the emails I’ve sent over the past year, or are one of my 835,000 Facebook followers, you have helped make this success possible.

Because when I sit down to write, it’s the idea of YOU reading my words and being inspired by them to improve your life – and the lives of those around you – that motivates me to keep on doing the work I do.

SO THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart, for continuing to inspire me to empower people through my work.  

You’re the reason I’m excited to get up in the morning – and if I’ve inspired you even a fraction of how much you’ve inspired ME, I will consider my life well lived.

Oh, and if you’re new to my community, or if this is the first time you’ve ever heard about Train the Trainer Online, feel free to check out the program here.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, no matter where you live in the world.

With gratitude, Jack.

FALL CHALLENGE: Redefine your time – and redesign your life

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Redefine your time – and redesign your life

I don’t mean to alarm you, but did you know that there are only 12 weeks left in 2015?

(Scary, right??)

If you still have goals for the year that you haven’t achieved – or if you simply want to crank up your productivity so you can get more done this fall and set yourself up for greater success in 2016 – I have a challenge for you:

Implement the 5 simple time management techniques below – and take charge of your schedule so you can accomplish twice as much in half the time while enjoying plenty of free time and maintaining your sanity.

Are you ready? Here’s what I want you to do:

1. Start thinking in terms of Focus Days, Buffer Days, and Free Days

This idea is based on Dan Sullivan’s Entrepreneurial Time System®* It’s a unique planning system that structures time into three very different kinds of days that are prescheduled to assure the highest payoff for your effort efforts while still allowing abundant amounts of free time to pursue your personal interests.

Many of the most successful people I know use this system to create superior results while still maintaining balance between work, family, and recreation in their lives.

Here’s what the three different kinds of days look like:

FOCUS DAYS

A Focus Day is one in which you spend at least 80% of your time operating in your core genius or primary area of expertise.

When you focus on your core genius, it tends to give you the highest payoff for the time you invest. For example, my core areas of genius are speaking, training, conducting seminars, coaching, writing, and editing. I do these things easily and well—and when I do them in a focused way, they’re the things I get paid the most money for.

Depending on your profession and core genius, your Focus Day might be spent designing a new line of clothing, making sales calls, negotiating deals, producing a loan package to send to a mortgage lender, painting, performing, or writing a grant proposal for a nonprofit organization – whatever you most enjoy doing that will give you the greatest return on your time.

BUFFER DAYS

These are days spent preparing and planning for a Focus or Free Day—either by learning a new skill, locating a new resource, training your support team, delegating tasks to others, and so on.

Buffer Days are important because they ensure that your Focus Days are as productive as possible. The key is to group all your Buffer Day activities into the same day so you are not diluting your Focus Days and Free Days with tasks that distract you from your core genius or prevent you from truly enjoying your time off.

A Buffer Day for you might be spent on monthly planning, organizing your workspace, developing a new sales presentation, writing a brochure, training an assistant, or attending a professional workshop – whatever you need to do to clear your plate of distractions and get the job done better and faster.

FREE DAYS

A Free Day extends from midnight to midnight and involves no work-related activity of any kind. It’s a day completely free of business meetings, business-related phone calls, cell phone calls, emails, or reading work-related journals and documents.

On a true Free Day, you’re not available to your staff, clients, or students for any kind of contact except for true emergencies—injury, death, flood, or fire. These off days are important because they allow you to relax, enjoy yourself, and spend quality time with your family and friends, so you can come back to your work refreshed and ready to tackle it with renewed vigor, enthusiasm, and creativity.

2. Write down what your ideal Focus, Buffer, and Free Days look like

When you have a clear idea of the kind of day you want to have, you’re more likely to make it a reality.

When envisioning your ideal Focus Day, think back to days when you managed to accomplish an incredible amount of work in a short time. What conditions allowed that to happen? Did you turn off your phone? Unplug from the Internet? Delegate more responsibility to your staff? Have a pre-made lunch in the fridge that required no cooking? Work at a coffee shop instead of at home?

Take note of the factors that helped you be more productive and incorporate them into your vision of an ideal Focus Day, so you can leverage their positive impact on your productivity.

When imagining the perfect Free Day, think of the recreational activities that make you happiest and do the best job of making you feel refreshed and energized. Maybe it’s spending quality time with your kids outdoors, going fishing with your pals, reading a great book, getting a massage, or going for a hike. Whatever your favorite free-time activities are, write them down so you can make sure you spend your free time doing what you love instead of just mindlessly watching TV or surfing the Internet.

When envisioning your ideal Buffer Day, think about the planning and preparation activities that are most likely to significantly accelerate your progress. What tasks will do the best job of freeing up your time and make your focus days more productive? What gaps in your knowledge and experience need to be filled to make you even more effective at what you do?

By visualizing yourself taking these actions and acquiring these skills and knowledge, you’ll be far more likely to make it happen – and this is going to have a HUGE impact on your performance.

3. Set aside 2 hours to plan your fall schedule in detail

Once you’ve visualized what you want you want your ideal Focus, Buffer, and Free days to look like this fall, it’s time to mark them on your schedule and create a work-plan-rest rhythm that helps you to achieve everything you hope to accomplish this fall.

Depending on how ambitious your goals are, you may choose to schedule 3-5 Focus Days, 1-2 Buffer Days, and 1-2 Free Days a week. The more dedicated Focus Days you have, the more you’ll be able to accomplish.

Once you’ve determined the rhythm that will work best for you, plan the next 12 weeks accordingly. Be sure to schedule Buffer Days for doing things such as cleaning your house or office, getting ready for Halloween/Thanksgiving, doing your Christmas shopping, and so on. This way you eliminate unexpected time obligations and ensure that your Focus Days and Free Days are spent doing exactly what you want to do.

4. Use up your holiday time

If you have any vacation days that will expire if they’re not used before the end of the year, make sure you use them. This is important! A Harris Interactive survey found that 57% of Americans had unused vacation time—up to two weeks’ worth—in 2011. Why? Because they weren’t sure if their job would still be there when they returned.

But the fact is, taking time off is essential to your productivity and your effectiveness as an employee. Holidays give you valuable time to rest and reinvigorate yourself so you can come back to work more rested, more productive, and more valuable to your employer.

And if you happen to be transitioning from an office job to working as an entrepreneur or freelancer, your vacation days could give you the time and space you need to develop your business so you can become your own boss that much faster.

5. Review your schedule every week and stick to it

Once you’ve planned your schedule for the fall, put it somewhere you can review it at least once a week to ensure you’re staying on track. This will make it easier for you to plan ahead and guarantee that your Focus Days and Free Days remain sacrosanct.

Yes, you can maintain a healthy work-life balance – and still get a mountain-load of work done.

It just requires a bit of careful planning. When you intentionally structure your time to take full advantage of your talents, you will find it so much easier to maximize your results. Remember, YOU are the one who’s in charge of your life. By creating a schedule that allows you to dramatically increase your productivity, you will be amazed at how much you can accomplish in 12 short weeks.

Ready to take the challenge?

Visit my Facebook Page and make a public commitment to take control of your schedule this fall – and maximize your results! Bonus points for publicly stating the goals you most want to accomplish in the next 12 weeks.

You can find me on Facebook here: JACK’S FACEBOOK PAGE

I look forward to reading about your goals and commitments!

If you need any help, let me be your personal mentor…


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